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Secondary School Counselor
Penn's Valley Area School District
Master’s degree and certification in school counseling or related field. Demonstrate an aptitude for doing the work listed below using appropriate technical, conceptual and human relations skills properly and efficiently; demonstrate the physical capability to perform assigned tasks; relate well and communicate effectively with administrators, instructional and non-instructional personnel, students, parents, mental health providers, social service agencies, and members of the community; demonstrate successful performance as an educator; provide appropriate leadership to building employees and students; temper strictness with kindness and fairness when dealing with students; adapt readily to changing situations; interpret and follow district procedures; perform assigned tasks with thoroughness, initiative and responsibility; acquire additional skills deemed necessary by the Board.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: counsel students in the areas of personal, social, career and academic development; assist teachers in developing sensitivity to the particular needs of individual students and in utilizing referral procedures; collect, analyze, and utilize test data and psychological assessment findings to drive decisions; advise on the selections and use of appropriate group and individual tests, measures and inventories focusing around academic progress and achievement, interest inventories, social adjustment, physical growth and development, special aptitudes and intelligence quotients or factors; assist in the educational placement of departing students; conduct group guidance activities and teach courses or provide group guidance related to career information, educational requirements and opportunities; participate in individualized education program planning and other similar activities which supplement the total guidance and counseling program objectives.
School counselors are responsible for the development of a comprehensive school counseling program that includes individualized education, career planning and other activities necessary for a successful program. School counselors focus attention on every student’s academic, career, and personal-social development needs and collaborate with others within and outside the school to meet them.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Monitor the academic program, attendance, and behavior of each student. Intervene as a member of the school wide team.
Provide individual counseling for students encountering social, emotional, personal, developmental, or academic problems; and small group counseling for students to address common concerns or develop needed skills.
Facilitate student career exploration, help students determine personal career goals, and provide students and their parents with resources to learn about post-secondary career preparation requirements and options.
Assist student in their quest for information, tests and preparation for post-secondary education aligned with their career pathway.
Assist in scheduling and rescheduling of students.
Provide developmental guidance instruction as part of the comprehensive school counseling program or as directed.
Collaborate with teachers to deliver developmental guidance instruction within the classroom.
Collaborate with teachers to improve the learning climate in each classroom.
Collaborate with teachers to incorporate career standards into all levels and areas of school programming.
Provide resources and trainings for parents and community members as directed.
Serve as a resource person for staff or parents in identifying appropriate community resources for therapy, help and information.
Facilitate successful transitions for students between schools, districts, or grade levels.
Meet with parents as requested to provide information about educational programming/offering.
Administer group or individual student assessments as requested.
Serve as a participating member of an instructional team.
Interpret assessment results to teachers in an effort to improve instruction.
Participate in committee efforts to develop curriculum and school procedures that positively impact the learning program.
Assist the staff in public relations efforts on behalf of the district.
Encourage and assist the staff in developing career awareness throughout all levels of school programming.
Support the maintenance of accurate cumulative student records and data.
Teach classes as assigned within the scope of certification allowances.
Perform other duties as assigned by administrative personnel.
Sitting at desk for limited periods
Standing for extended periods of time
Moderate lifting up to 50 pounds
Some carrying up to 50 pounds
Manual dexterity to use office equipment
Repetitive movement of fingers and hands for keyboarding
Visual acuity to read correspondence and utilize technology
Auditory acuity to be able to use telephone
Ability to speak clearly and distinctly
Classroom and/or office setting
Ability to work as a member of a team
Ability to respond positively under stressful work situations
Must be courteous, respectful and efficient
Must be cooperative, congenial, and service-oriented, and promote these qualities in the school
Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions
Follow written and verbal directions
Complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision
Read, write and do complex computations
Use correct grammar, sentence structure and spelling
Compose clear, concise sentences and paragraphs
Organize office setting to efficiently accomplish tasks
Work independently and make work-related decisions
Exercise good judgment in prioritizing tasks
Communicate effectively at all organizational levels
NOTE: All abilities above must be at a professional level.
Terms of Employment
Salary, work schedule and other conditions of employment in accordance with current agreement and applicable policies
The position specifications described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Long-Term Substitute High School Counselor
The Schuylkill Valley School District has an anticipated vacancy for a Long-Term Substitute School Counselor at the high school effective March 10, 2023. This position is responsible for academic, career, and personal counseling for students. The proven ability to relate positively with students and parents, knowledge of child growth and development, testing and test interpretation, counseling techniques and approaches, educational psychology, learning theory, career development, high school experience, appropriate PA certification, demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others, and acceptable record of attendance are required. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. EOE.
Contact Email: email@example.com
High School Counselor
The Schuylkill Valley School District has an anticipated vacancy for a School Counselor at the high school. This position is responsible for academic, career, and personal counseling for students. The proven ability to relate positively with students and parents, knowledge of child growth and development, testing and test interpretation, counseling techniques and approaches, educational psychology, learning theory, career development, appropriate PA certification, demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others, and acceptable record of attendance are required. EOE.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary School Counselor
DuBois Area School District
Send cover letter, resume, standard PA application, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, Acts 34, 151, and 114 (FBI) clearances, Act 24 Arrest/Conviction, and teaching certificate to W. Edd Brady, Director of Human Resources, 500 Liberty Blvd., Administrative Center, DuBois, PA 15801. EOE
Due by Monday, April 3, 2023
Secretary to the Superintendent
School Board Secretary
(814) 371-2700 – Extension 1112
School Counselor - MAHS
Middletown Area High School
Applications are being accepted for a full-time, 202-day contracted professional position available at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must possess a valid PA K-12 school counselor certification.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application packets must include the following documents:
-letter of interest; resume;
-PA Standard Application;
-clearances (PA Criminal History, PA Child Abuse, and Federal Criminal History);
-Act 168 Disclosure forms (only complete the "To Section" and "Section 1");
-letter of reference; and copy of PA certification.
Application packets and questions regarding the job posting should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Perkiomen Valley School District
Title: School Counselor
Department: Special Education
Reports To: Director of Special Education
Summary of Purpose
An educator holding a valid Pennsylvania certificate for Elementary and Secondary School Counselor is responsible for the development of a comprehensive school counseling program. The certified School Counselor collaborates with others to meet student needs in three areas: Academic, Career Planning, and Personal-Social Development.
1. Responsible for the development of a comprehensive school counseling program.
2. The certified School Counselor collaborates with others to meet student needs in three areas: Academic, Career Planning, and Personal-Social Development.
3. Interprets cognitive, aptitude and achievement tests.
4. Participates in special education individualized education programs (IEP’s).
5. Assists in the educational placement (transition) of departing students.
6. Works with career program planning, organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation.
7. Coordinates student work-release programs in which students meet specific academic and work experience requirements.
8. Conducts classroom guidance activities.
9. Conducts formal and informal assessments of student functioning, developmental history, family and community structure, interpersonal relationships, adaptive behavior and cultural factors that may influence learning.
10. Provides individual and group counseling related to academic or personal-social development including peer mediation and bullying.
11. Develop intervention plans consistent with curriculum, student needs, strengths, social and cognitive functioning, and cultural experiences;
12. Assist in the planning of therapeutic, remedial and behavioral modification activities provided by the educational agency.
13. Provide direct interventions to students, including individual and group therapy, counseling, and educational and informational programs;
14. Consult with stakeholders to facilitate understanding of factors in a student’s home, education agency and community that affect their educational experience.
15. Promote collaboration among community health, mental health, and welfare service providers and facilitate greater access to these services for students.
The following certificates qualify an individual to serve as a school counselor within the grade scope of the certificate: Guidance Counselor or Elementary School Counselor and Secondary School Counselor.
The certified educator may teach courses/provide services to students, including special education or gifted students, within the scope of the certificate.
An Elementary School Counselor certificate K-6 and Secondary School Counselor certificate 7-12 may be used to serve in grades five (5) through eight (8) in a middle level building.
1. Travel to District Schools, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, regional offices, PDE
2. Must possess valid PA driver’s license
3. Ability to develop and execute long term goals and objectives
4. Make decisions in accordance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and school system policies and procedures
5. Organize workflow and coordinate activities; make oral presentations before large or small audiences; research data and compile narratives or reports from information gathered
6. Excellent planning and organizational skills
7. Skills in assisting, developing and supporting staff
8. Ability to effectively serve as a member of a team, be cooperative, congenial and service-oriented
9. Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions
10. Ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels
11. Light lifting to 20 pounds
Terms of Employment
Salary, work schedule and other conditions of employment in accordance with Collective Bargaining Unit agreement and current salary schedule and applicable policies.
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the applicable policies of the LEA. LEA is an Equal Opportunity Employment, Educational/Service Organization. CSPG No. 076
Elementary School Counselor
The Northwest Area School District is currently accepting applications for the following position (available immediately):
•Long Term Elementary School Counselor for the 2022-23 school year
Certification Clarification: Preferred PA Elementary School Counselor Certificate
If interested in the position, please send a Letter of Interest, Resume, PA Standard Application, Valid PA Certificate, Three (3) Letters of Recommendation, Current Act 34, Act 114 and Act 151 Clearances, Act 24, Act 168 Clearances, School Personnel Health Record/TB
Please apply to the following email no later than January 16, 2023:
Joseph F. Long Jr., Superintendent
Assistant Professor in Human Services: School Counseling or School Psychology
The Department of Psychological Studies in Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor of Instruction (non-tenure track) faculty position in Human Services and School Counseling or School Psychology beginning August 2023. The compelling candidate will be able to meet key instructional needs for the Human Services courses taken by Human Development and Community Engagement (HDCE) undergraduate students as well as School Counseling courses taken by Counseling Psychology graduate students or behaviorally oriented courses in the School Psychology graduate programs. Ideally, the candidate for this position will have specialized training in school counseling or school psychology as well as Human Services expertise. Required qualifications are an earned doctorate and certification in School or Counseling Psychology or a relevant field, and experience in teaching university-level courses. Experience working with community organizations or a BCBA credential is preferred.
Applicants interested in the position should send electronic copies of a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Assistant Professor HDCE.” References will not be contacted during the initial screening process. Questions about the position should be directed to Assistant Professor Kelly McGinn, Chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or closed.
The Dauphin County Technical School invites applications for a School Counselor position starting immediately. Applicants must hold a Master’s Degree and PA School Counselor P-12 certificate. Candidate must possess excellent communication skills in order to meet individually with parents, students, and school personnel. Salary dependent upon experience. Full benefit package. Apply online at PA-Educator.net. Required documents: The Standard Application for Teaching Positions in Pennsylvania Public Schools and PDE 6004 Form located at www.dcts.org. Pre-employment paperwork requirements include PA State Police Clearance (Act 34); Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151); FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Act 114); School Employee Health Form (Physical and TB test); Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form(s). Deadline for applications is 1/23/2023 or until the position is filled. EOE
The Mount Union Area School District is accepting applications for the following anticipated certified school counselor position:
Full-time position available immediately.
Junior High, Grades 6 to 8, approximately 247 student enrollment.
Elementary & Secondary School Counselor PreK-12 PA Certification required.
Background and/or experience with SAP and working with outside agencies preferred.
Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume, Standard Teacher Application, PA Certificate, transcripts/credentials, three recent letters of reference, Act 34, Act 151 and FBI fingerprinting clearances (current clearances will be required upon hiring) and Act 168 Disclosure form to Dr. Amy J. Smith, Superintendent, Mount Union Area School District, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until position has been filled. Telephone: 814-542-8631. EOE
Contact Email: email@example.com
High School Counselor
The South Western School District, has an immediate opening for a high school counselor. This position would ideally begin in January or February of 2023. South Western is a high performing suburban school district located in South Central, PA (York County). The selected candidate would be a part of a team of five collaborative counselors at the high school, and also collaborate with other counselors throughout the district. Interested candidates should apply online but may also reach out directly to Dr. Daniel Hartman, Assistant Superintendent, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Guidance Counselor (School Guidance Counselor)
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
Implements a comprehensive counseling program for the education department.
Leads, advocates and collaborates with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and outside agencies to promote equity and access to education for offenders.
Provides guidance and support to offenders to assist them in navigating and successfully completing the mandatory Literacy Program.
Creates and documents the progress of the offender’s counseling plan and provides assessment results analysis with summary to reflect the offender’s progress toward individual goals.
Provides a multitude of services to offenders both indirectly and directly and regularly assesses the counseling program itself to determine its effectiveness in helping offenders meet educational, career-technical, and reentry goals through utilization of the School Counseling Program Assessment tool and Bureau-based program review.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Landisville Middle School
Job Summary: Collaborate with school personnel, community agencies, and families to address the social/emotional, academic, and career needs of students.
• Full-Time, with benefits
• 7.5 hours/day
• Current PA Educational Specialist Secondary School Counselor 7-12
• Current PA Criminal History background check
• Current Federal Criminal background check
• Current PA Child Abuse background check
Interested candidates should submit an online application. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position will remain open until filled.
JT Lambert Intermediate School (Regular Appointment)
This School Counselor position will be available immediately.
Candidates must possess a valid Pennsylvania School Counselor certification. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of and empathy for students at the elementary school level as well as a sincere desire to work with them.
Further qualifications include the following:
(1) Knowledge of the PA standards with regards to emotional and physical well-being and safety for children in compliance with Act 126, Act 72, RTII, Chapter 339, and student assistance,
(2) Experience/orientation for Special Education/IEP process and requirements,
(3) Ability to creatively prepare, communicate, and present effective instructional strategies for
academic planning, college preparation, vocational education, and crisis counseling with the
understanding and empathy for students and the assigned level,
(4) Strong technology background.
Completion of successful interview(s) required along with meeting all district requirements.
Please express your interest in this position by submitting your PA Standard Application including
certificate, clearances, transcripts and 3 recommendations. Applications and clearance forms may be downloaded off our employment website at www.esasd.net. If you currently work for the District, please provide a letter of interest and current resume.
Applications or letters of interest/resume should be sent electronically to: email@example.com
Or can be mailed to:
East Stroudsburg Area School District
50 Vine Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301